Monday, July 2, 2012
Studley Royal Water Garden
The garden was designed around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey, which was founded in 1132 by Benedictine monks. Visitors will see waterfalls, lakes, classical statues, and temples. The most photographed temple is the Temple of Piety (pictured above), which was originally dedicated to Hercules. Other features include the Rustic Bridge, Hermit's Grotto, and Half Moon Pond.
The garden is open October - March from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and April - September from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is 9 British pounds for adults, and 4.85 British pounds for children.